EasyJet and Wizz among first to adopt new EASA protocol

EasyJet | June 04, 2020

Aegean Airlines, EasyJet and Wizz Air have become the first carriers to sign up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s protocol of measures aimed at ensuring the safe restoration of air services. The three airlines have pledged to work with their national authorities to put the recommended measures in place, says EASA.
Seven European airports and airport operators have also signed up to the protocol. These include Spain’s AENA, Germany’s Fraport, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Nice in France, Brussels Airport Company, Milan airport’s operator SEA and Athens airport in Greece.

“These airlines and airports will lead the way in applying the recommended measures and will share their experiences with us,” states EASA executive director Patrick Ky. “This will help us to reach the ultimate goal of harmonised, health-safe travel across Europe and to destinations beyond.”

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Groupe Dubreuil, owner of Air Caraïbes and French bee, last month received its third A350-900. The delivery forms part of an ongoing lease agreement with ALC that sees three of the type in service with French bee and four with sister company Air Caraïbes.

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Groupe Dubreuil, owner of Air Caraïbes and French bee, last month received its third A350-900. The delivery forms part of an ongoing lease agreement with ALC that sees three of the type in service with French bee and four with sister company Air Caraïbes.

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Universal Hydrogen | July 22, 2021

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CFS Aeroproducts Inc. Chooses ATP as Exclusive Partner for ALF502 and LF507 Series Engine Publications

CFS Aeroproducts | August 03, 2021

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